A Haussmannian apartment appropriates black and white

A Haussmannian apartment appropriates black and white

It is in the heart of Paris, in the 16th arrondissement, that the interior designer Miriam Gassmann has reinvented, for a couple of aesthetes passionate about art books, sculptures and comics, this Haussmann style apartment of 140 m² formerly very partitioned and random distribution. By rearranging the space and betting on a sober and refined decor, punctuated by black and white, the architect has successfully bet to transform it into a design and contemporary setting, airy and bright. Discover this exceptional apartment in pictures!

A bright and airy space

Miriam Gassmann Unacceptable, however, for Miriam Gassmann to disregard the DNA of the building for the renovation of this apartment. Based on the volume of the place, taking into account its beautiful height under the ceiling and its flowing side, the architect managed to compose optimized and bright spaces.

A graphic and practical semi-partition

Miriam Gassmann In the center of the room, an imposing and minimalist monolith, fitted with a gas fireplace, separates the living room from the immaculate kitchen area at the back. Painted in the most enchanting black blue, it becomes the center of all attention.

Nice contrast

Miriam Gassmann Near the entrance is a technical cube, negative layer of the black semi-partition located opposite. This includes storage spaces but also a cloakroom, a laundry room and toilets.

A stylish canopy

Miriam Gassmann The kitchen does not escape the black & white duo that punctuates the whole apartment. The curiosity of the room: this graphic and asymmetrical canopy which opposes the purity of the immaculately white furniture.

A small decorative corner

Miriam Gassmann In the washroom, Miriam Gassman installed a tall column which now houses part of the couple's art book collection. The porcelain stoneware floor, a little psychedelic, the minimalist pendant lamp and the Corian basin come to enhance the whole.

Between old world charm and modernity

Miriam Gassmann In the office corner, there is a heterogeneous decor, a mixture of old pieces and contemporary elements. This sublime Louis XV desk attests elegantly to the imposing black cupboard and the white tulip chair.

Sober and refined

Miriam Gassmann Here is the corridor leading to the master bedroom. Once again we find on the wall this white nevertheless warmed to the ground by a light wooden floor.

A chic bedroom

Miriam Gassmann In the master bedroom with a bathroom and a dressing room, the space is punctuated by decorative elements which once again take up the color code dear to the couple. The only concessions: the oak parquet, the soft gray carpet and the photography on the wall of Slim Aarons.

Nice opening

Miriam Gassmann The height of delight, the parent suite opens onto a large private garden, a real rarity in the neighborhood. More info on